New at the Zoo - Reticulated giraffe

Category: Reticulated giraffe

A Giraffe Born at the Zoo - and He's Super Cute to Boot!

New boots? No, new giraffe!   The Fort Worth Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of giraffe calf, Lucchese! He was born on May 7, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 174 pounds. Lucchese’s name was chosen through a naming contest and with nearly 8,000 votes, Lucchese beat out Hickory, Jabali (Swahili for “strong as a rock”, Mwezi (Swahili for “moon”), and Thor. Thank you to all who voted! Lucchese is a reticulated giraffe, referring to the... Read More
at Monday, May 10, 2021

Meet Dilly, the Zoo's new reticulated giraffe

Dilly, the Zoo's tallest baby, was born in January 2015, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 132 pounds. Her birth marks a third generation of giraffes currently at the Zoo – Kala is mother to Tatu and Corrie, and Corrie is mother to Dilly. Kala is now a grandmother to Dilly and Tatu is Dilly's aunt. Look for the unique heart-shaped marking on Dilly's neck as she explores the African Savannah exhibit. Read More
Posted by Katie Kreder at Monday, March 9, 2015